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Watch: Philip Seymour Hoffman Hunts A Shark In Trailer For Anton Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 1:54 PM
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A Most Wanted Man
The films of Anton Corbijn — well, the two he's made thus far, "Control" and "The American" — are marked by a careful, calculating style where every frame and every shot counts in the building of a particular mood or tension. And much of that seems the same in his next, "A Most Wanted Man," with the first trailer dropping today.

Ellen Page Joins John Belushi Biopic, Dakota Johnson Enters 'Black Mass' With Johnny Depp & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 4:23 PM
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Ellen Page Super
Ellen Page is getting busy, with a couple projects in the cooker that will be worth keeping an eye out for.

Netflix Officially Renews 'House Of Cards' For Third Season, Robin Wright Says Production Begins Soon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 2:37 PM
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House Of Cards, Season 2
While there were brief rumors that the second season of "House Of Cards" would be the last, they were quickly squashed and now word has officially come down from on high: Netflix wants more.

Sundance Review: Anton Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams & More

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 18, 2014 11:50 AM
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A Most Wanted Man
As the line between television and film gets blurrier, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish exactly what makes something qualify to be a film at all. Particularly in the age of “Homeland” and “The Americans,” some may leave a slow-burning, understated spy caper like “A Most Wanted Man” wondering if it wouldn’t have been better served as a limited series on Netflix or HBO. And it will be a perfectly valid question. Based on the novel by John le Carré (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), the film is the new anti-thriller from director Anton Corbijn and centers on the war on terror in Germany via a tapestry of several characters, chiefly Gunther (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a grizzled counter-terrorist intelligence officer stationed in Hamburg after a previous fuck up in Beirut.

Hunt Or Be Hunted: Watch The New Trailer For 'House Of Cards' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 10:21 AM
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"Democracy is overrated," declares Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and certainly in "House Of Cards," the machinations of the White House have little to do with the power of the ballot. And if you thought the stakes were high and the drama was intense in the first season, apparently, we ain't seen nothing yet.

Watch: Power & Hypocrisy Collide In Full Trailer For 'House Of Cards' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2013 7:22 AM
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House Of Cards Season 2 Trailer
Frank Underwood is back for a second helping of "House Of Cards," and it looks like the scheming, duplicitous world of Washington, D.C. is only getting more twisted in the next season of the hit Netflix show.

Watch: First Teaser For 'House Of Cards' Season 2 Stays Silent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 10:40 AM
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If the early winter is cinema's dumping ground, it's the right time to settle in with your old pal television. January brings with it "True Detective" and "Girls"on HBO, and while you'll be watching those week-by-week, Netflix is giving you good a reason to get close with someone you love on Valentine's Day.

Review: 'Adore' Starring Robin Wright, Naomi Watts and Ben Mendelsohn

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • September 6, 2013 9:15 AM
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Adore
We’ll be honest from sentence one. “Adore” hits two spots we love: movies for adults and (not-dumb) movies for and about women. We have our brief affairs with explosions, spit-take-inducing dialogue and car chases, but we have a long-term relationship with movies that are quiet and mature. They get bonus points if they feature strong female relationships. Okay, and hot dudes. But for all its efforts for seriousness, “Adore” never quite reaches true art, despite gorgeous cinematography and some fine work from its cast.

Listen To Robin Wright Sing & Watch Two Featurettes From Ari Folman's 'The Congress'

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • July 31, 2013 9:38 AM
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After receiving rave reviews for his animated feature “Waltz with Bachir” in 2008, Israeli director Ari Folman divided critics with his new movie “The Congress” at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes this year. Our reviewer on the field described the piece as ambitious, unique and bold but "overloaded with too many ideas". The film is "regularly diverting from any sort of central narrative to follow tenuous and ill-explained threads that end up in a foggy limbo" and "it poses the old question of whether the immense ambition of the project should be admired over the fact that it falls down on so many of those ambitions."

Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Part-Animated 'The Congress' Is Overstuffed And Overwritten, But Sort Of Fascinating

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 16, 2013 7:21 AM
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Ari Folman's "The Congress" aka "Robin Wright at The Congress" aka "Reviewer's Nightmare" (last title mine) opens the director's fortnight at Cannes this evening and screened for a group of alternately beguiled and baffled press this morning. Evoking Miyazaki and perhaps on-form Gilliam in its best moments, and lurching oddly into "Southland Tales" territory in its worst, it is a film we'd be happy to call a fascinating muddle, were it not a little overstretched to really support even that summation. At the very least, however, should your copy of "Pink Floyd's The Wall" have worn out through overuse, we can see "The Congress" having a similar kind of life as a late-night stoner mindfuck.

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